The company released a statement on Monday (2 November) stating that it has been busy developing new products to form part of its EcoLite lineup of next-generation LampFree projectors. A key ambition of the manufacturer was to create a projector with greater brightness but also with a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for users.
Casio is confident it has achieved just that in its latest model: the EcoLite XJ-V2. According to the company, the EcoLite XJ-V2 has a hybrid laser and LED light source that will last for up to 20,000 hours. It also boasts a brightness of 3,000 lumens and a contrast ratio of 20000:1. As well as meaning the owner does not need to replace lamps, it also means the projector's electricity consumption is approximately half that of a mercury lamp projector.
The new Casio is also designed to be more dust-resistant; the internal components of the XJ-V2 are structured into three blocks, which shields the optical block from dust. This helps ensure that dust does not lower projection brightness, thus ensuring the projector will last longer.
Joe Gillio, senior director of strategic planning and marketing within Casio's Business Projector Division, commented on the new release: "With Casio's expansion of the EcoLite lineup, we are aggressively working to accelerate the shift to LampFree projectors in the marketplace.
"With the development of the XJ-V2, we are building on our strong track record as a leading provider of hybrid light source projectors, while also offering all of the features our customers want and need."
Casio first developed a LampFree projector back in 2010, and the company has since gained an 87.4 per cent share of the world market for hybrid light source projectors.